Team Liquid have officially locked in their roster for the 2022 LCS Season after a busy offseason.
In several announcement tweets released by the organization, Team Liquid’s LCS roster will be:
Team Liquid LCS roster
- Top: Gabriël “Bwipo” Rau
- Jungle: Lucas “Santorin” Tao Kilmer Larsen
- Mid: Søren “Bjergsen” Bjerg
- ADC: Steven “Hans Sama” Liv
- Support: Jo “CoreJJ” Yong-in
- Coach: André “Guilhoto” Guilhoto
Team Liquid went all-in on veteran talent after an extremely close fight in Group D at Worlds 2021. While TL did not make it out of the group, they forced several close games between each of the top team. Fans expected several changes during the offseason with Barney “Alphari” Morris looking for a new home back in the LEC.
Bwipo joins Team Liquid from Fnatic. Considered one of EU’s most consistent and flexible players having both played ADC and Jungle for Fnatic, Bwipo brings a new perspective and vantage point in the top lane. Bwipo himself is looking for redemption in the top lane after playing last split in the jungle for Fnatic.
Returning to the team is Santorin. Santorin is one of North America’s most respected and veteran junglers having a long career in both NA and EU. Santorin had a difficult year in 2021 with medical issues. However, that did not stop him from helping TL win the 2021 Lock-In tournament as well as placing second in both Spring and Summer 2021 as well as attending Worlds in 2021. Santorin will also once again be reunited with Bjergsen having previously been on TSM in 2015.
Hans Sama comes to TL after being on Rogue since 2020. Hans Sama has been touted as one of the best ADCs from Europe and is looking to make headways on Team Liquid. With Rogue, he has qualified for Worlds twice with 2021 narrowly missing out on a chance at the quarterfinals. Partnered up with CoreJJ, the duo immediately shoot up to being the best in the region.
CoreJJ also returns to TL. As a former World Champion and 2 time LCS champion, CoreJJ is always considered one of the best supports in NA. From helping arrange in-house tournaments to fighting for a super server, CoreJJ has the region’s best interest and has become one of the most formidable supports in NA.
It’s very difficult to look at this roster and not dart eyes to Bjergsen – who after a nearly 8 year career with TSM both as a Mid-Laner and a head coach, makes a return to pro play on TSM’s rivals. Bjergsen is no stranger to the mid-lane having been a top player every year he’s been apart of the scene and striking fear into each matchup.
Bjergsen earlier this off-season looked to make a return to pro-play and while TSM did make him offers, he ended up joining TL. Now, with several extremely talented players around him, Bjergsen will look to make another run at a title and to dominate NA and the World.
Finally, TL made a more quiet but impactful offseason move bringing in Guilhoto to be head coach. A legendary coach in his own right having helmed several top EU teams to finals including Origen and FC Schalke 04, Guilhoto joined Immortals last split. Now, he has a wealth of talent behind him and a chance to win his first trophy.